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New Zealand - status New Zealand | Former Health Minister Annette King has stated that she is not "unsympathetic to using cannabis in a medicinal form, but that's different to saying we should let everybody smoke it." Her official position is that more conclusive studies are needed, and a method of regulating dosage is necessary before she support medical access to cannabis. Scott David Findlay, a paraplegic, was convicted of cannabis charges. The judge, Robert Spear (Dunedin District Court) offered to allow community service instead of imprisonment, but Findlay does not recognize the validity of New Zealand's cannabis laws and would not perform community service. Judge Spear claimed this was a "hollow protest" that he was nonetheless allowed to make, and sentenced him to three months imprisonment. On the 15th of June, 2006, Green MP Metiria Turei had her Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill drawn from the ballot, which could lead to medicinal usage. ... Click > here < for current info.

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New Zealand - status Legal and medical status of cannabis From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | New Zealand (Oceania) all (Possession/ Sale/ Transport/ Cultivation): Illegal | Cultivation, possession or sale of cannabis is illegal. The fruit, seeds, and any other part of the plant are scheduled as Class C substances. Hashish, hash oil, THC, and any other preparations containing THC made by processing the plant are scheduled as Class B substances. In July 2009, a bill promoted by Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei amending the law to permit the use of medicinal cannabis was defeated 84–34 at its first reading, with all members of the ruling National Party voting against it. >> source - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legality_of_cannabis_by_country

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Marijuana is in Schedule IV of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, making it subject to special restrictions. Article 2 provides for the following, in reference to Schedule IV drugs:

    A Party shall, if in its opinion the prevailing conditions in its country render it the most appropriate means of protecting the public health and welfare, prohibit the production, manufacture, export and import of, trade in, possession or use of any such drug except for amounts which may be necessary for medical and scientific research only, including clinical trials therewith to be conducted under or subject to the direct supervision and control of the Party.

This provision, while apparently providing for the limitation of marijuana to research purposes only, also seems to allow some latitude for nations to make their own judgments. The official Commentary on the Single Convention indicates that Parties are expected to make that judgment in good faith. Visit - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_and_medical_status_of_cannabis - for more.

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New Zealand - Resource, Org; local National Organization(s) for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) Chapters > International Chapters | New Zealand NORML | The National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws works to end cannabis prohibition in New Zealand, and bring about progressive drug polices. Please explore our site, using the main menu to the left or try a search. Register as a site member to post in the Forum, or add comments to news articles. Contact; NORML New Zealand National Office: PO Box 3307 Auckland 1015 * Ph - 09 302-5255 during weekday office hours only, or Fax - 09 303-1309 or visit - http://www.norml.org.nz/

New Zealand - News; Historical Medical Cannabis Policy Briefing with New Zealand Healthcare Officials Historical Medical Cannabis Policy Briefing with New Zealand Healthcare Officials | From PRNewswire: The New Zealand Drug Foundation in conjunction with United in Compassion New Zealand call upon United Patients Group to contribute to a first-of-its-kind collaboration between US and international experts to further explore cannabis as a possible therapeutic treatment in New Zealand for a range of conditions SAN FRANCISCO, July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — United Patients Group, the leading medical cannabis information and education site, disclosed their participation in a history-making policy briefing held last week in Wellington, New Zealand with key members of the New Zealand Drug Foundation, United In Compassion New Zealand, world-renowned researchers and leading medical cannabis physicians. United Patients Group will act in an ongoing advisory and consultative capacity to the New Zealand working group in conjunction with the Ministry of Health, to further explore and initiate potential phase 1 medical trials to examine cannabis as a possible therapeutic treatment in New Zealand.

The esteemed invitation-only panel are made up of experts from across the medical cannabis care pathway and included New Zealand and Australian participants, along with several key experts from the United States, including United Patients Group. John Malanca, founder of United Patients Group commented, “We are honored to be a part of such a ground-breaking and historic effort and are incredibly impressed that the New Zealand government has listened to its constituents and are making a concerted effort to explore thoughtfully and swiftly the benefits of cannabis for medicinal purposes.”

Background | In May 2015, after intense petitioning by United in Compassion NZ, recent media coverage of high profile medical cases and resulting public pressure, New Zealand’s Associate Minister of Health, Peter Dunne, agreed to start a dialogue in order to become better informed about the process of bringing medical cannabis into New Zealand for potential research and development purposes. Dunne set up a team to explore the current climate regarding medical cannabis in New Zealand and formed a Ministry of Health Working Group, led by Dr. Stewart Jessamine, current Director of Public Health for the Ministry of Health in Wellington. Jessamine also heads up Medicines Control which functions as a regulatory team within the Ministry of Health that oversees the local distribution chain of medicines and controlled drugs within New Zealand. Jessamine is also an executive board member for the World Health Organization. With a marked shift in public opinion toward legalization of cannabis for medical purposes worldwide, New Zealand (like the US) is re-examining its long-standing policies toward the (currently illegal) drug. >> visit - http://yournz.org/2015/07/25/historical-medical-cannabis-policy-briefing-with-new-zealand-healthcare-officials/

New Zealand - Resource, Org; local Medicinal Cannabis Likely in New Zealand by 2016 - By JO MOIR, Stuff Newson (August 1, 2015) | Toni-Marie Matich’s eldest daughter suffers from intractable epilepsy – a seizure disorder that cannot be controlled with conventional medicine. It led the Hawkes Bay mother-of-five to found United in Compassion (UIC), which advocates for New Zealand-based research into the therapeutic effects of cannabis-based medicines. The paediatrician caring for her daughter just happens to be the Children’s Commissioner, Russell Wills. And that’s led to the unlikely but powerful alliance of Wills and UIC, teaming up with NZ Drug Foundation, to campaign for broader access to medicinal cannabis. It’s raised the prospect that it could soon become as readily available as morphine. For Wills, juggling both roles could be a political minefield, but he says its not an issue: as a doctor, he can see the daily impact of what these “devastating diseases do to children and their families”. He’s not short of stories of desperate and vulnerable families who have gone to “extraordinary lengths to obtain treatments at enormous cost and extreme risk that then aren’t effective”. >> visit - http://www.cannabisculture.com/content/2015/08/01/medicinal-cannabis-likely-in-new-zealand-by-2016

New Zealand - Resource, Org; local United Patients Group | the leading medical cannabis information and education site is dedicated to providing the most professional and safe resource for Medical Cannabis information.

 

Whether you have Cancer, Chronic Pain, MS, Arthritis or Anxiety, we are committed to helping you navigate this ever changing industry. Do you need information about Cannabis and its effects on a specific disease? Do you need a Doctor? Perhaps you just want to know how and where to obtain a medical cannabis recommendation.  

Contact United Patients Group for more information about becoming a listed distributor, dispensary, legal medical cannabis business or if you'd like to apply for the United Patients Group - Seal of Approval.  

United Patients Group
415.524.8099
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or >> visit - http://unitedpatientsgroup.com/

New Zealand - Resource, Org; local: New Zealand Drug Foundation New Zealand Drug Foundation | We believe that access to accurate, clear information is essential if drug problems are to be reduced in the community. Here is some information about common drugs in New Zealand. The Drug Foundation has been at the forefront of major alcohol and other drug policy debates for more than 20 years. During that time we have advocated strongly for policies and practices based on the best evidence available. Get news & updates from the New Zealand Drug Foundation. Sent to your inbox monthly. Free. For more information contact us: phone +64 4 801 6303 | 4th floor, 265 Wakefield Street | PO Box 3082 | Wellington | Aotearoa New Zealand or >> visit - http://www.drugfoundation.org.nz/

New Zealand - Resource, Org; local: United In Compassion NZ United In Compassion NZ | is a non profit lobby for the re-introduction of Medicinal Cannabis and a community for patients and carers. We are on a journey to access medicinal cannabis through Education, Compassion and Logic. >> visit - http://unitedincompassion.org.nz/ << NOTE: We also have a Social media support group at >> www.facebook.com/groups/MC4CPNZ/

New Zealand - Resource, Org; local The cannabis plant has been part of humanity’s medicine chest for almost as long as history has been recorded. Hundreds of recent studies validate the therapeutic use of cannabis and cannabinoids. Of all the negative consequences of marijuana prohibition, none is as tragic as the denial of medicinal cannabis to the tens of thousands of patients who could benefit from its therapeutic use. Update: Cannabis extract Sativex is now available on prescription. The UK-made cannabis extract Sativex has been made available on prescription from your GP, although funding remains an issue and Ministerial approval is still required. >> visit - https://norml.org.nz/medical/

New Zealand - Resource, Org; local: medpot.co.nz Keeping You Informed..... medpot.co.nz | This is an information site intended to offer a broad range of material on medical cannabis. The intention is to obtain and include as much New Zealand input as possible. Our hope is to obtain and include as much New Zealand input as possible, and to help inform people who may benefit from its use, as well as time goes on offer up a resource for professionals. >> visit - http://medpot.co.nz/

New Zealand - Resource, Org; local: Medical Marijuana New Zealand Medical Marijuana New Zealand | Changing Medical Marijuana Laws for everyones own medicinal use ! "LIVING LIKE IT'S LEGAL" We want follow the rest of the world and make changes at law that allows everyone to manage their own medicinal use ! Mission: To save people from being persecuted, prosecuted & convicted for self medication, which is not a crime as it doesn't impinge any other persons. >> visit - https://www.facebook.com/Notbrad

New Zealand - Resource, Org; local NZ Weed > Cannabis > Marijuana > New Zealand >> Weed.co.nz | Is dedicated to publishing all that we know about weed. Call it what you will. Cannabis. Mairjuana. Weed. Links: Facebook Page, Twitter Profile, Looking to quit? Pot Help, Drug Addiction Help, Norml NZ Cannabis Website, Legalise.org.nz, Greencross NZ, TripMe NZ, ALCP, more. Recent Posts: Grandmas Smoking Weed for the First Time; Hardcore pot smoking could damage the brain’s pleasure center; Weed in SPACE! Frist cannabis plant goes to space!; The amazing 35 gram biggest hotbox – Vancouver; Seth Rogen, Snoop, Cross Joints & Chronic GGN (Full Episode); Colorado cracks down on weed-based munchies; >> visit - http://www.weed.co.nz/

New Zealand - Resource, Org; local Marijuana Seeds from New Zealand | New Zealand marijuana is illegal and the possession of weed can mean being fined $500 and it can also result in a three month prison sentence. Jail sentences are rarely imposed on marijuana possessions. Marijuana has been classified a class C drug and anyone in possession of either 28 grams or 100 joints under the current laws in New Zealand is considered a dealer, unless they can prove that they are not dealing cannabis. Possession of this quantity of marijuana will result in a maximum prison sentence of up to eight years. The estimate is that out of over 4 million residents in New Zealand approximately 13.4 percent of these residents between the ages of 16 and 64, smoke marijuana. This places New Zealand at the ninth highest in marijuana consumption in the world. - See more >> visit - www.maryjanesgarden.com/marijuana-new-zealand

... More | As we learn about them. In the meantime ... Also visit: http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=5092 for the latest.

New Zealand - Resource, Org; local, Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party | ALCP is a registerd New Zealand political party that campaigns for sensible cannabis policies. Features: Policy, Press Releases, Membership URL: http://www.alcp.org.nz

New Zealand - Resource, Org; local, New Zealand Drug Foundation New Zealand Drug Foundation | The New Zealand Drug Foundation is an umbrella organisation that aims to reduce drug related harm. Methods for achieving this include facilitation, advocacy and information dissemination. Features: Speakers, Forum, Policy, Publications URL: http://www.nzdf.org.nz/

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New Zealand - News; Medical Marijuana for Pain and Depression Medical Marijuana for Pain and Depression | Medical Cannabis - A court declared Canada's Marijuana Medical Access Regulations ... Possession of any amount of cannabis is illegal in New Zealand and can ... Medical Marijuana | Marijuana is one of the most beneficial and therapeutically active substances known to man. Medical Cannabis refers to the use of the drug cannabis as a physician-recommended herbal therapy, most notably as an antiemetic.

Cannabis has been used for medicinal purposes for approximately 4,000 years. Writings from ancient India confirm that its psychoactive properties were recognized, and doctors used it for a variety of illnesses and ailments. These included a whole host of gastrointestinal disorders, insomnia, headaches and as a pain reliever frequently used in childbirth. In the 1970s, a synthetic version of THC, the primary active ingredient in cannabis, was synthesized to make the drug Marinol. Due to the prohibition of marijuana however; it's use as a medicine is restricted. However, recent Canadian government legislation have made it more available to patients. Patients are now able to apply for personal possession and even a limited cultivation license.

New Zealand | Possession of any amount of cannabis is illegal in New Zealand and can result in a fine of up to $500 or even a 3-month prison sentence. Anyone caught in possession of more than 28 grams of cannabis or 100 cannabis joints is classed as a dealer unless s/he can prove they are not. Medical Cannabis - Health Minister Annette King has stated that she is not "unsympathetic to using cannabis in a medicinal form, but that's different to saying we should let everybody smoke it." Her official position is that more conclusive studies are needed, and a method of regulating dosage is necessary before she support medical access to cannabis. >> Visit: http://www.disabled-world.com/medical/pharmaceutical/marijuana/

New Zealand - Resource, Org; local, Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Drug Law Reform | Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand | The Green Party has a smart and reasoned approach to recreational drug issues that focuses on harm minimisation and is in line with the Law Commission’s 2011 report on controlling and regulating recreational drugs. The Government’s current policy in relation to drugs is decades old and does nothing to reduce harm. Instead, it means resources are directed into criminalising people rather than providing them with the medical help they most need, and not enough is done to protect children from the harmful effects of drug use. Our policy would go a long way to fixing these problems.

Recent news about Drug Law Reform Kevin Hague speaks on the second reading of the Land Transport Amendment Bill 03 Jul 2014 | Speech | Kevin Hague MP The Green Party will be supporting the Land Transport Amendment Bill. We believe that it is a step forward; it is just a shame that it was not a larger step forward. More - See more at >> Visit: http://www.greens.org.nz/druglawreform

New Zealand - Information, Org; local, What are the findings of physician surveys on medical marijuana? Medical Marijuana Home Page > Medical Value > Medical Value > What are the findings of physician surveys on medical marijuana? (9/25/2013) | General Reference (not clearly pro or con) - The Green Party of Aotearoa (New Zealand) conducted a medical marijuana survey of physicians in New Zealand. The survey (published in October 2003) reported that out of the 225 responses received (margin of error +/- 6.5%): "37% of doctors felt they did not have sufficient knowledge about the potential of medicinal uses of cannabis. 32% of doctors indicated they would consider prescribing medicinal cannabis products if it were legal to do so. Very few doctors had ever recommended medicinal use of cannabis to a patient (6%) regardless of vocation. Between all other physicians, and ophthalmologists, 11% of ophthalmologists and 39% of Other Doctors indicated they would consider prescribing medicinal cannabis if it were legal to do so ... 33% of Other Doctors and 23% of Ophthalmologists thought medical practitioners should be able to prescribe cannabis products." ... But over 80 percent of medical cannabis recommendations have come from 10 doctors. ... >> Visit: http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/viewanswers.asp?questionID=000085

New Zealand - Status; Erowid Cannabis Vault Erowid Cannabis Vault : Legal Status; New Zealand | Cannabis is a Class B controlled drug in New Zealand. It is illegal to cultivate, possess, or sell. (thanks CH) >> Visit: http://www.erowid.org/plants/cannabis/cannabis_law.shtml#newzealand

New Zealand - Resource, Org; local, www.WeBeHigh.org - Worldwide Marijuana Travel Guide, Marijuana Prices, Spots & Legalization Status Worldwide Marijuana Travel Guide, Marijuana Prices, Spots & Legalization Status; Currently covering 1134 cities. New cities and cities updates every day! with information about Marijuana prices all over the world ! ... New Caledonia. Noumea Noumea updated. New Zealand: Auckland; Christchurch; Dunedin; Hawera; Hawera, Taranaki; Rotorua; Wellington >> Visit: www.WeBeHigh.org

    New Zealand - Resource, Org; local, www.WeBeHigh.org - Auckland Auckland | Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4.5 --- Legislation: Marijuana is illegal in New Zealand, and so is any related action (growing, purchasing, smoking etc.) Law enforcement: grass is tollerated, everyone smokes weed here, but no one admits to it. If the police catch you doing somthing illagle and find weed on you, then its a trip to the popo station. But i have often smoked a joint in the middle of town and no one really cares, just play it cool. Where to buy marijuana: If you’re in auckland over a weekend be sure to try Aeotera Square, toward the top of queen street on a friday/saturday night. Quality wise, on the street its not the best, but its allways weed.. Unlike other countries NZ wont rip you off completly. Else jump on the train and go further south from auckland (Otara/Papakura) you can score much easier, but you will usually end up buying from gangs.

    Else spot a stoner, say wassup, and most people will hook you up. another reporter added: “easy to score tinnys in otara ask random polynesian teenagers hanging round the streets there are also alot of public houses where u can score from too just be careful in otara beacause there are alot of police. you can also score easy in town in albert par or ask the bums on hobson street. otherwise if u anywhere else ask teenagers that look like they smoke. polynesians and maoris. weed is everywhere in auckland easy to get” Marijuana prices: A foil is typically 1 gram, and cost you $20 NZD. $50 will get you 3-4g. an oz of ourdoor bush is 250~, and good indoor is around 300-350 NZD. and also: ” $20 tinny, $50 50 bag, $100 hundy bag; ounces are $250-$350 depending on skunk and indoor/outdoor. Marijuana brands: no one really tells u what buds it is they just say skunky if its good. but theres purple haze, white rhino, orange ruffie. More information: Absoloutly no hash, anywhere.. Which sucks. > Read more >>

    New Zealand - Resource, Org; local, www.WeBeHigh.org - Auckland Christchurch | Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4 --- Legislation: Marijuana is illegal in New Zealand, and so is any related action (growing, purchasing, smoking etc.) Possession and being under the influence of marijuana is illegal in New Zealand but it’s really not that big of a deal. Alot of cops just ignore it if you only have small amounts on you. But some cops (mainly the older cops) will arrest you. Our Local reporter added this: Don’t be fooled by some of the other comments on this site about NZ. I’ve been to prison (we have nasty prisons) for having cannabis and so have many others I know. Law enforcement: The penalties are as follows: New Zealand has a police caution scheme that they call “Diversion”, as in being diverted from the courts. You only get one though. After that you get a fine and a possession conviction. Our police are more focused on meth, known as ‘P’ in NZ.

    The South Island is far worse than the North. In most North Island towns the cops will just ignore cannabis. They even ignore the growers in many North Island towns. South Island towns (including Christchurch) are plain weird. You never know which way the cops will go. Never harass them or they’ll bust you just for the sake of it. All NZ cops like to take your weed even if they don’t bust you. Even large amounts (over a kg) may simply be “removed.” NZ cops are a law unto themselves so don’t be fooled by the tolerant attitude. Just keep a low profile and avoid ever attracting police attention. Watch out for the gangs. They have the best weed but they’re as dangerous as any gang anywhere in the world. Up north they’re often armed… with guns. Where to buy marijuana: In Christchurch… ask skaters, they’re usually cool. Hookers in Manchester St can also help you out. Whoever it is will probably want a “cut” though. That means they want you to smoke at least some of what you buy with them. Gang members always have weed (and P) but they’re just as likely to bash you and take your money as deal with you. Tinny houses exist all over Christchurch but you need an introduction.

    Very hard to find unless you know a local. If you’re desperate and brave try Manchester St in the city center, sometimes there are pushers on the street. Try the prostitutes, sometimes they have some or they know where to get some. Marijuana prices: Tinnie(1 gram)- $20; 50 Bag(about 3 grams)- $50; 1/2 OZ(14 grams)- $150-$200; 1 OZ(28 Grams)- $250-350$; Ounces $150 (bush) right up to $450 for primo “skunk”. Hash oil is $10 – $60 for a capsule of oil. Marijuana brands: NZ weed is some of the best in the world. Rarely any seedy bud. Alot of good quality bush grown weed, mostly sativa. These days alot more people are growing indoors, so there is alot of skunk. Afghan, White Widow, Nothern Lights etc. Sometimes there is imported weed from Cambodia or Thailand, usually it’s fairly good, can be seedy and harsh. Anything and everything and usually top quality. Even the outdoor can be the highest quality, often better than indoor. Almost all NZ weed is locally grown. All Dutch brands are grown from imported seed. Hash is rarely seen but hash oil is more common than weed in some North Island locations. Weed is almost always good but oil can be “mersh” which is slang for low grade commercial or it might be lovely “first wash” honey oil.

    More information: I repeat that the cops are bent and the laws are crazy. There are grow shops everywhere that legally sell commercial size indoor growing kits… yet an individual cop can still bust you for a single joint. The courts are just as weird. In some parts of NZ you can get a small fine for growing twenty plants while in other parts of the country you can go to prison for up to seven years for the same offence. If you are poor then you are about a hundred times more likely to end up in prison. The more hard cash you have on hand then the more likely you can walk away from just about any sort of cannabis bust. BE WARNED ... your weed is not the only thing that can get seized or go “missing” during a police search of your person or property. NZ police are notoriously light fingered. Cash and personal items may simply mysteriously dissappear ... especially if they decide not to lay charges. I have been smoking for 8 years and I’ve never been searched or arrested. Just don’t blow smoke in the cops face and you will be fine. > Read more >>

New Zealand - Information; local, Cannabis in New Zealand Cannabis in New Zealand - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | A dried flowered bud of the Cannabis sativa plant. Note the visible trichomes (hairs), which carry a large portion of the drug content. Cannabis in New Zealand has the distinction of being the most widely used illegal drug in that island country. In the population of more than 4-million, 13.4% of those between the ages of 16-64 use cannabis. This ranks as the ninth highest marijuana consumption level in the world. The use of cannabis in New Zealand is governed by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, which makes unauthorized possession of any amount of cannabis illegal. However, there are some political efforts seeking to remove penalty on its use for those over 18 years of age.

Legality | Cannabis use is controlled by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975. Possession of any amount of cannabis is illegal and can result in a fine of up to $500 or even a 3-month prison sentence (though the latter is rarely used). Anyone caught in possession of more than 28 grams of cannabis or 100 cannabis joints is classed as a dealer unless s/he can prove they are not. Cannabis is a Class C drug, of which the penalty for dealing can result in a maximum prison sentence of 14 years under the Act. There have been many public campaigns to decriminalise Cannabis but so far none have succeeded. It is generally accepted that the usage rate is high and possession in small quantities may not often be prosecuted. In some cases first offences may not always result in convictions. >> Visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabis_in_New_Zealand

New Zealand - Information; local, Havocscope Black Markets New Zealand : Havocscope Black Markets | Tags: Price of Marijuana in Asia ... Laos, Malaysia, marijuana, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand ... Posted in Asia, Global Drug Trade ... New Zealand Black Markets Posted in Asia ... Pirated Software: 75 Million, Cigarette Smuggling: 18 Million, Marijuana: 98 Million. New Zealand Marijuana market value; According to researchers, the black market in marijuana is estimated to be valued at $98 million (150 million New Zealand). >> Visit: http://www.havocscope.com/tag/new-zealand/

New Zealand - Resource, Org; local, Legalise Marijuana and Hemp in NZ Legalise Marijuana and Hemp in NZ | Just consider the huge amount of money that could be made from the worlds most useful plant. A fabric superior to cotton, a paper that feels better and lasts longer than clorine-bleached tree-pulp, and one of the best treatments for Glaucoma. This age will discuss the important issues regarding Marijuana law reform in New Zealand. I will be doing some research over the coming weeks, into such matters as the Tasman Pulp and Paper Mill which uses a Chorine based bleaching process to create paper from trees (when they should be using hemp, which makes better paper anyway). I will also look into the number of people currently serving jail terms for Marijuana related activity, to find out the "total number of wasted person-days" that our silly laws have fumbled. >> Visit: http://www.funk.co.nz/legalise.html

New Zealand - local, auction is for a minisheet of ten stamps marijuana leaf stamp: for sale. This is a cinderella stamp with wording: norml sheet of ten, mint. Closed: 12:53 am, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 - This is a cinderella stamp with wording: FREE GANJA PRISONERS NOW ! and a tick beside a marijuana leaf. At the foot of the stamp is the URL for the National Organisation for Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), www.norml.org.nz and the year 2006. This auction is for a minisheet of ten stamps, mint. >> Visit: http://www.sella.co.nz/general/antiques-collectables/stamps/new-zealand/other/4rh8dh/


International - Resources Treating Yourself | Medical Cannabis reference links. ... Mission: TreatingYourself.com was created in May 2002 to provide medical marijuana users with information to assist them in their responsible use of medical marijuana. At their site they have info and links like -

    International - Resources International Association for Cannabis as Medicine (IACM) | The International Association for Cannabis as Medicine (IACM) was founded in March 2000. It is a scientific society advocating the improvement of the legal situation for the use of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa L.) and its pharmacologically most important active compounds, the cannabinoids, for therapeutic applications through promotion of research and dissemination of information. ...   ...   Visit - http://www.acmed.org/.

    International - Resources Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base | INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE (IOM) Report, 1999. The medical use of marijuana is surrounded by a cloud of social, political, and religious controversy, which obscures the facts that should be considered in the debate.   ...   Visit - http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=6376.

    International - Resources Marijuana: The Forbidden Medicine - by Dr. Grinspoon | Since marijuana is largely a folk medicine, not generally recognized by the medical establishment, the people who know most about it are those who use it on their own. The purpose of our website is to gain access to that body of knowledge so that we can share it with potential patients and physicians.   ...   Visit - http://rxmarijuana.com/exchange.htm.

    International - Resources Drug War Facts on medical marijuana | "A valuable resource for anyone concerned with drug policy." — Ira Rosen, Senior Producer, ABC News. "A compendium of facts that fly in the face of accepted wisdom." — David F. Duncan, Clinical Associate Professor, Brown University Medical School.   ...   Visit - http://drugwarfacts.org/cms/?q=node/54.

    International - Resources Health Canada - Information for the Patient - Marihuana (Cannabis) | This leaflet [link] is published by Health Canada for patients who have been authorized by Health Canada to possess dried marihuana.   ...   Visit - http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/marihuana/how-comment/applicant-demandeur/info_patient-eng.php.

Click here > TreatingYourself.com < to read more Medical Cannabis reference links. For additional links of interest click there to visit Mr. Nice's links page.

International - Resources, Information ASA: Medical Info » Educational Booklets on Medical Cannabis » Multiple Sclerosis and Medical Cannabis | A Note from Americans for Safe Access: We are committed to ensuring safe, legal availability of marijuana for medical uses. This brochure is intended to help doctors, patients and policymakers better understand how marijuana—or "cannabis" as it is more properly called—may be used as a treatment for people with serious medical conditions.   This booklet contains information about using cannabis as medicine. ... and legal access to medical cannabis (medical marijuana) for therapeutic uses ... International, and elsewhere have shown great promise for new medical applications. ...   ...   Visit - http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=4558.


For more information on cannabis (marijuana) as medicine, see the Basics, below.

  LEGISLATION, Action Items and related Resources  

New Zealand - Resources DrugScience.org | is the homesite for the Cannabis Rescheduling Petition ... International Cannabis Alliance of Researchers and Educators (I-CARE) - 1992 ... Marijuana Research: Medical Professional... The 2002 Petition to Reschedule Cannabis (Marijuana) Accepted Medical Use: Medical Professionals

Cannabis's accepted medical use in the United States is increasingly recognized by health care professionals and the medical community, including the Institute of Medicine. Numerous medical organizations support legal access to cannabis for medicinal purposes. A new medical journal released in 2001 focuses on the medicinal use of cannabis and cannabinoids. National clinical conferences on the medicinal use of cannabis have been held in the United States in 2000 and 2002 and are scheduled to continue on a biennial basis. Most importantly, data on the number of physicians currently recommending therapeutic marijuana use to their patients demonstrate its acceptance by the medical community in the United States.

The most significant evidence of marijuana’s acceptance by the medical community in the United States consists of data on the number of physicians currently recommending marijuana medical use by their patients: "By any reasonable definition, marijuana has "currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States."   ...   Visit - http://www.drugscience.org/amu/amu_medprof.html.

Organizations and other Resources Any others? Will be listed here.  As we get the info. Know about one yourself? Got an Idea? Post it on the Bulletin Board, below.

  other National and International ORGz Section 

New Zealand - Resources, Meetings and Meet-Ups Meetings and Meet-Ups > Medical Cannabis Meetup Groups - Medical Cannabis Meetups around the world | Find a Medical Cannabis Meetup Group near you ... grouped by City and Country ... find the ones with the most people interested in Medical Cannabis Meetups in New Zealand ... international, national, provincial, municipal levels   ...   Visit - http://www.meetup.com/cities/nz/.


New Zealand - Legal Resources DrugScience.org | Marijuana Research Links: Medical Use ... summaries; scientific and legal arguments for medical marijuana; search engine for research reports on ... Organizations. Medical Cannabis and Scientific ... Library: Research Links Research Guide ... Use the links below to research any aspect of marijuana, medical cannabis, drug policy and the public policy process including: Medical Cannabis and Scientific Research; Gettman on the Web; Dependence, Addiction, and Abuse Potential; Criminal Justice and Public Health Data; U.S. Drug Policy; Legal and Legislative Aspects of Drug Policy; International Drug Policy; Non-Profit Organizations   ...   Visit - http://www.drugscience.org/lib/links.html.

Russia - Legal Resources The International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) | The ICRS is a non-political and non-religious organization dedicated to scientific research in all fields of the cannabinoids, ranging from biochemical, chemical and physiological studies of the endogenous cannabinoid system to studies of the abuse potential of recreational cannabis.   ...   Visit - http://cannabinoidsociety.org/.

The 19th Annual Symposium of the International Cannabinoid Research Society Sun, 03/08/2009 | The ICRS is a non-political and non-religious organization dedicated to scientific research in all fields of the cannabinoids, ranging from biochemical, chemical and physiological studies of the endogenous cannabinoid system to studies of the abuse potential of recreational cannabis. In addition to acting as a source for impartial information on cannabis and the cannabinoids, the main role of the ICRS is to provide an open forum for researchers to meet and discuss their results.

The mission of the ICRS is to: foster cannabinoid research, to promote exchange of information and ideas about cannabis and the cannabinoids through the organization of scientific meetings; to encourage financial support from funding agencies and industries; to facilitate liasons between funding agencies, industry and the academic community, and to serve as a source of reliable information on the chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology and the behavioral, psychological and social effects of cannabis and the cannabinoids (ICRS By-Laws, adopted June 1992).   ...   Visit - http://www.medicalmarijuanadoctors.org/international-cannabinoid-research-society%20.

Russia - Resources ASA's Federal Quarterly Newsletter » Medical Cannabis Policy Update: Spring 2009 | Medical Cannabis Developments: Legislative, Legal, State Programs, International and Research ... for California Provider of Medical Cannabis. >> INTERNATIONAL >> CANADA: Restrictions of Medical Cannabis Program Unconstitutional Russia: Autonomous Regions Can Allow Doctors to Prescribe Cannabis   ...   Visit - http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=5730.

Russia - Resources A International World Wide Listings Of Marijuana & Cannabis Clinics & Dispensary's | California Medical Marijuana Buyers Club ... A Indepth Roster & Reviews California Medical Marijuana Dispensaries ... National & International Marijuana Dispensary's Clinic Listings. Any Medical Clinics & Or Dispensaries Or Delivery Services Who Would Like To Get Listed Here On This Page Of Our Website.   ...   Visit - http://www.onlinepot.org/medical/medicalclinics.htm.

Resources, Organizations - NORML Medical Use by State NORML Home / Medical Use by State. All States and Canada Mexico Europe Other ... See Map: www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=3376 for more.

Resources, Organizations - Patients Out of Time, a patient advocacy organization Patients Out of Time is a patient advocacy organization with a universal constituency. They support the rights of patients to have a legal and safe access to the therapeutic use of cannabis. The mission of their organization, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, is the education of health care professionals and the public about the therapeutic use of cannabis. Their leadership is composed of medical and nursing professionals with expertise in the clinical applications of cannabis and five of the seven patients (two wish to remain anonymous) who receive their medical cannabis from the US government. Patients Out of Time is the only national non-profit in the United States that focuses only on therapeutic cannabis issues. Visit - www.medicalcannabis.com

Resources, Organizations - Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) Marijuana Policy Project (MPP). Join the Marijuana Policy Project! State officials confirm Supreme Court decision does not impact state medical marijuana laws. Medical Marijuana Briefing Paper - 2005. Until 1937, marijuana (Cannabis sativa L.) was legal in the United States ... Hawaii enacted a medical marijuana law via its state legislature in 2000 and ... Visit: www.mpp.org/medicine.html

Resources, Organizations - DrugSense: Drug Law Reform DrugSense: Drug Law Reform ... of Justice Statistics, State Court Organization, 1998 (Washington, DC ... Cannabis in Medical Practice: A Legal, Historical and Pharmacological... Visit: www.drugsense.org

Organizations and other Resources Others? Will be listed here.  As we get the info. Know about one yourself? Post it on the Bulletin Board, below.

  FORUMs Section 

New Zealand - Resource, blog; local, New Zealand Calls for Marijuana Education theFreshScent > Blog Archive (December 22nd, 2008) | New Zealand Calls for Marijuana Education - Citing rising medical costs as the primary reason, New Zealand officials are calling for more education against the dangers of cannabis, after the results of a recent government study were published. The National Drug Intelligence Bureau report stated marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug in the country, and responsible for more than $30 million in medical bills. The country provides universal health care for all of its citizens, and said that a rise in the drug’s potency is part of the reason there was a 50-percent rise in in medical costs between 2004 and 2005.

One of the major findings of the study was that most of the hospital admissions were suffering from a psychotic disorder, followed by cannabis poisoning, harmful use, and dependence and acute intoxication. As reported by the Dominion Post: Bureau co-ordinator Detective Inspector Stuart Mills said the report provided the first big picture of cannabis’ harmful effects. We talk about methamphetamine, but here we can see the harm it causes with the number of hospital admissions caused solely by cannabis. >> Visit: http://thefreshscent.com/2008/12/22/new-zealand-calls-for-marijuana-education/

Resources, Organizations - Open Directory - Society: Issues: Health: Drugs: Illegal: Pro-Legalization: Marijuana: Medical Purposes Open Directory - Society: Issues: Health: Drugs: Illegal: Pro-Legalization: Marijuana: Medical Purposes ... to providing medical cannabis to those in need. Initiative 692 - Medical Marijuana - WCMR of Washington State ... use of medical cannabis in the state of Colorado. Medical Marijuana ... click > here < for more.


Also, here are some other International Forums -

Russia - Resources International Cannagraphic Magazine Forums > Talk About It! > Cannabis Laws & Cannabis Legislation > NJ Medical Marijuana | N.J. Senate approves medical marijuana bill - Monday, December 15, 2008 | TRENTON BUREAU: A Senate committee today cleared a measure that would allow medical use of marijuana in New Jersey. The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee voted to approve the long-stalled bill by a 6 to 1 margin; two senators abstained. The bill calls for creating “alternative treatment centers” where people with chronic and terminal diseases would be allowed access to marijuana. Supporters say marijuana is a viable treatment option to alleviate pain in many cases.

“It is the definition of basic human decency that we do whatever we can to ease the pain and suffering of people living with severe chronic and terminal diseases,” said bill sponsor Sen. Nicholas Scutari, D-Union. “When all other avenues of currently-approved pain relief have been exhausted, we need to give doctors the freedom to prescribe medical marijuana to give their patients a measure of comfort and dignity in the face of their debilitating diseases. This bill is about the most humane, compassionate option for those state residents who have nowhere else to turn in managing their illnesses.”

If ultimately approved by the full Legislature and signed by Governor Corzine, New Jersey would be the 14th state to allow medical use of marijuana.   ...   Visit - https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=106356.

Russia - Resources Cannabis.com | Medical Marijuana, Cannabis Club directory, Collective, Dispenary Reviews, ... "The International Narcotics Control Board is deeply concerned ... Cannabis Forums Message Boards - Medical Marijuana, Cannabis Club, Dispensary, News Cannabis Club / Clubs / Co-Op / Dispensary Directory   ...   Visit - http://cannabis.com/club/.

Russia - Resources International | Medical Cannabis: Voices from the Frontlines. Our international counterparts may be surging ahead in their paths to provide safe access for patients who benefit from medical cannabis, but here in the US ... Archive for the ‘International’ Category In Case there was any Doubt… Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 Posted by elizabeth |   A new study entitled Marijuana Effectiveness as an HIV Self-Care Strategy, which was released this past weekend in Clinical Nursing Research, indicates that persons living with HIV/AIDS rate cannabis as more effective in treating the symptoms of anxiety, depression, fatigue, diarrhea, and neuropathy than other prescription and over the counter medications.

The study, which was conducted over a two year period and included 775 patients from the USA, Africa, and Puerto Rico, assessed the use of cannabis as a symptom management approach for anxiety, depression, fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, and peripheral neuropathy.  27% of survey participants reported using cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Researchers wrote that cannabis use “was rated slightly more effective than antidepressants for anxiety and depression, Imodium for diarrhea, [over the counter] (OTC) medications for fatigue, and anti-epileptics and OTC medications for neuropathy” while cannabis was rated “slightly less effective for nausea than either prescribed or OTC medications.”   Authors concluded that cannabis “is perceived by users as at least as effective as prescribed medications in symptom management.”   ...   Visit - http://safeaccessnow.org/blog/?cat=22.

Resources - Forums, Ganja Grocer Ganja Grocer | We are your Medical Marijuana Resource Center. Learn How to Become a Legal Medical Marijuana Patient. If you live in a state with Medical Marijuana Laws, Come visit our forums today! Visit - www.ganjagrocer.com < for more.

Resources  - Forums, Chat Rooms, Message Boards CANNABIS.COM - is based in california and focused on providing the best possible resources for future and current medical marijuana patients, activists, and supporters. MessageBoard Forum. Cannabis FAQs. Image & Picture Gallery. Medical Marijuana. Vaporizer FAQ. Advertising Information ... Visit: www.cannabis.com

Resources  - Forums, Cannabis Community Coalition Cannabis Community Coalition. Forum for Medical Marijuana & Medicinal Cannabis Patients. ... visit: cannabiscom.blogspot.com < for more.

Resources - Forums, Compassionate Coalition The Compassionate Coalition's mission: To defend the rights of medical marijuana patients and care providers through education and community participation. A nonprofit grassroots organization that helps build and support local chapters nation-wide, linking them with other medical marijuana reform organizations and resources. Contact Information - Mailing Address: The Compassionate Coalition * 1500 Oliver Road, Ste-K * P.M.B. #248 * Fairfield, CA 94533-3473 * (NOTE: When sending mail to this address, please be sure to write "The Compassionate Coalition" in the address line. Thanks!) * Fax: (916)266-7455 * or Visit: www.compassionatecoalition.org/forum

Resources - Amsterdam THC Ministry
First Universal Church of Kantheism The Amsterdam THC Ministry, First Universal Church of Kantheism, is based on ancient wisdom, modern science and the enlightening and healing properties of the cannabis sacrament. Their mission includes liberating the sacred cannabis hemp plant and the minds and spirits of those who do and of those who do not revere it. May we all enjoy the rich, abundant, joyful and awakened life that is part of our natural inheritance. Visit: www.thc-ministry.net/forum

Resources - Ya-Hooka; Health and Medicinal Buyers Clubs Organizations and Compassion Clubs Ya-Hooka; Health_and_Medicinal/Buyers_Clubs Organizations and Compassion Clubs providing access to medical marijuana  ... Co-op ~ The Alternative Relief Co-op is a patient-oriented medical cannabis dispensary located in San Francisco ... It Report Broken Link. Arizona Medical Marijuana Co-Op ~ Click here for more.

Resources - Cannabis Classifieds Want Ads Welcome to the Cannabis Classifieds Want Ads. To buy cannabis for medical purposes is legal in some areas. Here you will find hundreds of medical doctors, professional growers, and prescription patients in need who want to buy cannabis legally but can't find each other. Visit: www.cannabisclassifieds.com/cannabiswant.html

  EVENTs, Calendars and related Resources  

New Zealand Event - Global Marijuana March New Zealand Event | Global Marijuana Marches - New Zealand Event - Global Marijuana March 12 cities from New Zealand have signed up one or more years since 1999. See: Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Hastings, Invercargill, Levin, Motueka, Napier, New Plymouth, Tauranga, Wellington activities >>   Visit - cannabis.wikia.com/wiki/Category:New_Zealand. * See also >> cannabis.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Oceania

    New Zealand - Event; Action - Global Marijuana Marches, Auckland Global Marijuana March > Auckland: New Zealand | See 2014, 2015 Global Cannabis March. Crowd photos. Occasional international news over time. New Zealand. Cannabis-related links. Facebook: The Daktory >> www.facebook.com/thedaktory. See also, Wikipedia: Daktory. Auckland Cannabis | New Zealand's local news community >> >> www.infonews.co.nz * City info; Google Maps, Wikipedia, Wikitravel, WeBeHigh.com - City page: Auckland, and more. * visit - http://cannabis.wikia.com/wiki/Auckland,_New_Zealand

    New Zealand - Event; Action - Global Marijuana Marches, Christchurch Global Marijuana March > Christchurch: New Zealand | See 2014, 2015 Global Cannabis March. Crowd photos. Occasional international news over time. New Zealand. Cannabis-related links. Facebook: UC NORML, plus * City info; Google Maps, Wikipedia, Wikitravel, WeBeHigh.com - City page: Christchurch * visit - http://cannabis.wikia.com/wiki/Christchurch,_New_Zealand

    New Zealand - Event; Action - Global Marijuana Marches, Wellington Global Marijuana March > Wellington: New Zealand | See 2014, 2015 Global Cannabis March. Crowd photos. Occasional international news over time. Social media, Facebook: Wellington NORML >> www.facebook.com/wnorml * City info; Google Maps, Wikipedia, Wikitravel, WeBeHigh.com - City page: Wellington * visit - http://cannabis.wikia.com/wiki/Wellington,_New_Zealand


Events - Marches Marches | Demonstrations, Rallies and similar Action Items any situation where activists are trying to educate or draw attention to - yet another - victim and people are congregating ... like the Million Marijuana Marches ... will be listed here as we find out about them.

Events - HempFests HempFests | Street Fairs, Festivals and Farmers Markets - Music, Food and Stuff for Sale or Barter - any opportunity for activists to booth, people to gather and businesses to vend ... like any local versions of the Seattle Hempfest ... will be listed here as we find out about them.

Organizations and other Resources Other Types? Will be listed here.  As we get the info. Know about one yourself? Got an Idea? Post it on the Bulletin Board, below.

  BIZ, and related Commercial Resources  

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Sensi Seeds: Cannabis Seeds, Medicinal Use, Sensi Merchandise, Hemp and more Sensi Seeds (Horticulture, Cannabis {medical} ) | Sensi Seeds, where you can discover the stories behind many different facets of this legendary seed company, from its beginnings as one man’s passion and a small collection of very special seeds to the impact that the Sensi gene bank has had on medicinal marijuana and the culture of cannabis in the Netherlands and beyond. The locations and more information about Sensi Seeds shops can be found in the Shop Locations section. Medicinal users and anyone interested in the medicinal properties of marijuana will find useful and relevant advice and background information in the Medicinal Cannabis section. Cannabis Seeds, Medicinal Use, Sensi Merchandise, Hemp and more * Contact: Sensi Seeds B.V. - P.O. BOX 10952, 1001 EZ Amsterdam, Netherlands * Tel: +31 (0)20 626 29 88 * Fax: +31 (0)20 428 41 10 * or Visit >> SensiSeeds.com


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New Zealand - News, DRUG-TAKING ROW AT TVNZ DRUG-TAKING ROW AT TVNZ | (Sun, 14 Feb 2010) ONE of four TVNZ staff accused of smoking marijuana with pro-cannabis NORML bus in DRUG-TAKING ROW at TVNZ campaigners is understood to be fighting for his job after telling colleagues he was involved. TVNZ received a complaint about a story, screened on Close Up on Tuesday, which followed cannabis-campaigner Dakta Green from Auckland to Waitangi.

Part of the complaint alleged that TVNZ staffers smoked cannabis on the National Reform of Marijuana Laws (Norml) protest bus at Waitangi, once filming had finished. It also claimed the state broadcaster's employees' actions had been captured on film and video. It's understood that when a reporter was confronted by more senior TVNZ staff about the allegations, he acknowledged his involvement and that of three other co-workers whom he identified.

One of the other staff members involved is believed to have denied the allegations and another is understood to have blamed "peer pressure". Sunday News has chosen not to name those involved, one of whom was hand-picked by a TVNZ executive who has mentored him.

TVNZ publicist Megan Richards said: "We've had some serious allegations drawn to our attention and there is an investigation currently underway. "We can offer a reassurance that the issue is being handled appropriately but because it is an employment issue, and employment issues are always constrained by very strict protocol, we can't, we're not able to, comment any further at this stage."

Sunday News understands no TVNZ staff have been stood down in relation to the cannabis claims. Yesterday, Green, a Norml board member and the founder of New Zealand's first cannabis club the Daktory, would not "confirm or deny" any TVNZer had smoked cannabis with Norml members.

But in February when Sunday News reported that Daktories may open nationwide, Green claimed a TVNZ employee had smoked at the New Lynn Daktory after One News did a story there when it opened in November 2008. The 59-year-old said he had not seen any photos or video of TVNZ employees smoking cannabis at Waitangi, nor did he know if the material existed.

He said he didn't know who complained to TVNZ. Making such complaints was against both Norml and Daktory protocol. "In no way, shape or form, would anyone involved with Norml or the Daktory cause anyone else harm relating to their use or non-use of cannabis to their employer, to their family ... to anyone," he said.

Green said the allegations may have simply been "exaggerated for effect" because the sender was "angry" at the Close Up story, which he said was "unbalanced and biased". The story showed lots of footage of cannabis smoking which had been manipulated. The five minute-plus story also contained footage more than a year old - without any time reference - of a Norml member who has been in jail for nine months.

Despite thinking the story was a "piece of st" Green said "it was unfortunate" TVNZ staff members were now being investigated. "I don't think anyone's job should be at risk for doing something in their own time," he said. Pro-cannabis campaigners have made complaints about the item to the Broadcasting Standards Authority and Green is also intending to send one.

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New Zealand - News; local, GreenCross Medicinal Cannabis Support Group Scoop: Medical Marijuana - Monday, 6 July 2009 - Press Release: GreenCross Medicinal Cannabis Support Group | Hi, Billy Mckee here, I am the director for GreenCross which is an online support group for medicinal users of marijuana. I, all GreenCross members and 10-20,000 self medicating NZ`ers from the bottom of our hearts thank the Greens Party and all the other MP`s who supported the compassionate Medical Marijuana bill yesterday in parliament. We are saddened and disgusted with the remaining cold heartless MP`s who chose to let people suffer in pain, some confined to bed or wheelchairs and ultimately dying, by denying them the only medicine that works for them and has worked for 1,000`s of years as healthy food and healing medicine. These 80 odd MP`s also ignored numerous national and international recommendations for the use of medical marijuana, they ignored the fact that polls have indicated a 63% plus public support for this proven herb.

This is not democratic and is another method of grinding down the poor and disabled which the National govt excels at. Prescription drugs kill many people every year, if we could use them we would, but the side effects are lethal. The late great Micheal Jackson is recent proof of the dangers. We want safe medicine. This is our right and stipulated in the Human rights act, it is also allowed for in the Misuse of drugs act but ignored by some MP`s.. This issue is gone from parliament for now but the problem continues. I urge people to join Norml and/or GreenCross online (we can help with defence), plead "not guilty" and "trial by jury". This will place more pressure on an already overloaded and inefficient system. Stand up for your rights against this draconian and failed law ... New Zealand can reduce its carbon emissions dramatically and cheaply according to a study released by >> Visit: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0907/S00064.htm

New Zealand - News; local, Not PC: Medical marijuana patients told to go to hell Not PC: Medical marijuana patients told to go to hell [update 2] Thursday, July 02, 2009 | Last night New Zealand MPs voted overwhelmingly against a law change that would allow patients to use cannabis for specific medicinal purposes. They thought they knew the interests of these patients better than the patients and their doctors -- and knew the issue better than legislators in Canada, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands and in fourteen states in the US, all places where medical marijuana is legal. They told those patients essentially to go to hell, because that describes the pain that some are in. The Green Party bill [says TV3 News] would have allowed doctors in New Zealand to prescribe cannabis for 22 approved illnesses and eligible patients would have been given an identification card allowing them to grow, possess and consume marijuana. ACT MP Heather Roy says that the stance is supported by science.

"There's very good scientific evidence to show that some medical conditions are improved by the use of cannabis," she says. Evidence that would have been presented at Select Committee, but 86 MPs, a clear majority said with their vote that they didn’t want to even hear. ACT were all for, including their conservatives. So too were the Greens, whose bill this was. For Maori, all but one were against. Labour was split. And the Nats were all against – very revealing that as a conscience vote not a single Nat broke ranks for the bill. Not one apparently had enough of a conscience to even cross the floor. ... In New Zealand, the NZ Medical Association supports research into the benefits of cannabis for medicinal use, and the NZ Pharmaceutical ... >> Visit: http://pc.blogspot.com/2009/07/medical-marijuana-patients-told-to-go.html

New Zealand - News; Medicinal Cannabis Bill Scoop: Medicinal Cannabis Bill (Friday, 26 June 2009), Press Release: Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party | The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party are calling on all MPs to support an extremely important piece of legislation that will be before the house on Wednesday 1st of July. Metiria Turei's Medicinal Cannabis Bill will make it legal for patients with severe or life threatening illnesses and injuries to access the medicine they need. For many patients, the only medicine that works to relieve their suffering is Cannabis. Cannabis is already legally available in New Zealand on prescription from a doctor. The pharmaceutical cannabis preparation Sativex has been approved for a number of patients. However many people in need cannot afford Sativex or they prefer to source there essential medicine elsewhere. Metia Turei's Bill will increase access to this important medicine by allowing patients or their caregivers to grow their own cannabis. By allowing those patients most in need to grow their own medicine, they will no longer have to risk buying from the black market and will no longer have to fear arrest and imprisonment. >> Visit: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0906/S00293.htm

New Zealand - News; local, New Zealand man tries to buy snack with pot huffingtonpost.com - Report: New Zealand man tries to buy snack with pot (May 20, 2008) | WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A New Zealand man who offered to pay with marijuana when he did not have enough money for a snack was caught by a police officer who overheard his unusual proposal, a news report said Tuesday. Wade Churchward, 28, went to a service station on March 22 in the capital, Wellington, where he picked up two packets of M&Ms candy and some potato chips, the Dominion Post newspaper reported. Churchward, who had been drinking, began snacking on the goods while standing in line at the cash register. But when he reached the cashier, he realized he did not have enough money, and instead offered a container with 0.042 ounces of marijuana and a pipe for smoking it.

Churchward failed to notice a patrol car parked outside and a police officer standing behind him in line _ who promptly arrested him. He pleaded guilty Monday in Masterton District Court to possessing marijuana and to several unrelated charges, the newspaper said. Masterton police prosecutions section staff were unavailable Tuesday to confirm the details. Churchward was released on bail and will be sentenced on July 3. Marijuana possession is usually punished by a minor fine in New Zealand. >> Visit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20080520/odd-new-zealand-marijuana-arrest/

New Zealand - News; local, National Conversation on Marijuana Policy Urged Drug War Chronicle - world’s leading drug policy newsletter - New Zealand: National Conversation on Marijuana Policy Urged - from Drug War Chronicle, Issue #509, 11/9/07 | The nonpartisan New Zealand Drug Foundation (NZDF) is attempting to jump-start a renewed national debate about marijuana policy in the country, and it appears to be working. Since its call for a "national conversation" a week ago, NZDF has garnered considerable media attention and prompted responses from activist groups, political parties, and government officials.

NZDF campaign graphic"Cannabis is New Zealand's favorite illicit drug," said NZDF executive director Ross Bell as he kicked off the crusade, "but it receives scant attention from politicians, policymakers or the media. When it is discussed, evidence is often discarded in favor of myth, misinformation and polarized posturing." According to recent national research, 18% of New Zealanders between the ages of 15 and 45 are regular users, while 58% of that group have used it at least once. But while use levels are relatively high, support for legalizing marijuana has declined, according to NZDF-commissioned polls released last week. >> Visit: http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/509/new_zealand_national_marijuana_conversation_urged

New Zealand - Resource, News; One Cannabis Joint Equals 2.5 to five cigarettes, researchers reported. Medical News: One Cannabis Joint Equals 2.5 to five cigarettes, researchers reported. | WELLINGTON, New Zealand (July 31 2007) -- For heavy-duty users of marijuana, the joint is tough on the lungs, researchers here found. Action Points: Explain to patients that for heavy users, that because of long inhaling smoking a single marijuana joint causes chronic bronchitis with lung damage similar to that of smoking up to five cigarettes. Point out that the pulmonary effects of marijuana smoking do not include the emphysema associated with cigarette smoking. In fact, a single marijuana joint for such patients can cause more lung damage than 2.5 to five cigarettes, Richard Beasley, MBChB, FRACP, of the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand here, and colleagues, reported online in Thorax.

Cannabis, the plant source of marijuana, was associated with a dose-related impairment of the large airways, causing airflow obstruction and hyperinflation, the researchers said. But unlike cigarette smoking, cannabis was rarely associated with macroscopic emphysema, Cannabis is the most widely used illegal drug worldwide. Long-term use is known to cause chronic bronchitis and airflow obstruction, but the prevalence of macroscopic emphysema, the dose-response, and the dose equivalence of cannabis with tobacco had not been determined, Dr. Beasley said. >> Visit: http://www.medpagetoday.com/PrimaryCare/Smoking/6298

New Zealand - News; local, New Zealand woman reports marijuana plants stolen New Zealand woman reports marijuana plants stolen - From Wikinews, the free news source you can write! (Saturday, March 10, 2007) | Police in Napier, New Zealand were amused when a 45-year-old woman called to report the theft of her "carefully nurtured" cannabis plants, that she had been growing in buckets at her home. The crying woman told a constable the plant theft was the fourth from her property in four years. "I have had three marijuana plants stolen. They were in buckets," a police communications officer was told, "I am a good person. I am sick of these low-lifes stealing my things." Senior Sergeant Mal Lochrie said that the officer found it hard to stop smiling as the woman gave details of the theft over the phone. The woman has now been warned that her cannabis plantation could have legal consequences. However, Snr. Sgt. Lochrie said no legal action would be taken against her. >> Visit: http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/New_Zealand_woman_reports_marijuana_plants_stolen

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  BOOKs on Medical Cannabis (marijuana) and related 

Medical Cannabis, Books - Is Marijuana the Right Medicine for You? Is Marijuana the Right Medicine for You? | A Factual Guide to Medical Uses of Marijuana by Bill Zimmerman, PhD with Rick Bayer, MD and Nancy Crumpacker, MD, ISBN#0-87983-906-6 (Keats 1998). Chapter 3: Why All the Controversy? What Does The Research Actually Show? is online at: http://www.medmjscience.org/Media/pdf/chap3.pdf

Medical Cannabis, Books - Cannabis and Cannabinoids; Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutic Potential Examine the pros, cons, and controversies of marijuana as medicine! | Cannabis is still sending “signals of misunderstanding.”1-3 The result is an exaggeration of beneficial or deleterious effects as well as occasional intermixture of medical science with other moral categories. This book deals with health aspects of the cannabis plant and the cannabinoids while mainly factoring out societal aspects. Some authors refer to social topics that require discussion even within the bounds of a narrow handling of medicinal aspects. “Cannabis and Cannabinoids; Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutic Potential”. Edited by Franjo Grotenhermen, MD; Nova-Institut GmBH, Hürth, Germany and Ethan Russo, MD; Montana Neurobehavioral Specialists, Missoula, Montana. Hard Cover (ISBN-13: 978-0-7890-1507-7, ISBN-10: 0-7890-1507-2) $79.95

Medical Cannabis, Books - Marijuana Rx: The Patient's Fight for Medicinal Pot Marijuana Rx: The Patient's Fight for Medicinal Pot (Book) by Robert Randall & Alice O'Leary * This is a story of government betrayal -- a betrayal that continues today. But it is also a story of human courage and perseverance. Please take the time to read this book. Afterall, none of us are immune from the illnesses that marijuana can treat -- glaucoma, cancer, multiple sclerosis and more. Some day you might need medical access to marijuana. We pray that it will be as simple as a doctor's prescription. Full text articles, news summaries, supporting organizations and states, additional resources, and information on medical marijuana. Visit: marijuana-as-medicine.org

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Rhode Island - Medical 101; Links, Web-Ring Medical 101 (Links, “Web-Ring”) * A potential starting point for Medical Cannabis info. Find what you're looking for! Visit: www.medical-101.com/

Rhode Island - Marijuana Drug Slang Dictionary Marijuana Drug Slang Dictionary | Drug Slang Dictionary - Marijuana. Click here for more.

Rhode Island - Rights and Freedoms Our Rights and Freedoms | The U.S. Constitution and it's Bill of Rights bestow our rights and freedoms as Americans. Court interpretations and decisions, like the Supreme Court's Miranda rights ruling define the sco... Click > here < for more.

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